Hartley West

Dechert LLP
Chapter Secretary
Programs Committee Chair

My Contact Information

Dechert LLP
San Francisco, CA
Work: 415-262-4511

Chapter Location

San Francisco


​I am a highly experienced trial attorney with a focus on defending against alleged criminal violations of trade secret, national security, and export enforcement laws.  I also have extensive experience in representing Fortune 50 corporations and executives in cross-border government investigations of alleged antitrust, securities fraud, corruption, export enforcement, and money laundering violations, as well as asset forfeiture actions.  My matters frequently have a connection between Asia-Pacific and the United States.

I served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, including as Deputy Chief of its Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud Section, as Bankruptcy Fraud Coordinator, and as Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator. I was also a partner with another international law firm before joining Dechert.  Earlier in my career, I clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.​

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy
  • Congressional Investigations
  • Crisis Management
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Extradition
  • FDA Enforcement
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Tax Controversy
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime